Hamlin was fastest in the first 50-minute practice at 204.904 mph. Kevin Harvick was second with a speed of 203.688, and Kyle Busch, who had mechanical issues early in practice, was third at 203.684 mph.
Corey Lajoie and Michael McDowell rounded out the top five.
All 40 cars participated in the first session, which was only stopped once for debris on the track.
The effect of turbulence is mesmerizing.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 11, 2019
Single-car runs dominated the second practice, whereas the first practice saw multiple cars practice drafting. Thirty-three teams participated, including all 12 playoff teams, in the incident-free second session.
Qualifying is scheduled for 4:35 p.m. ET tomorrow on NBC Sports Network.
About the author
Josh Roller is a 2019 graduate of the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis. While in school, he covered the 2018 Indianapolis 500 and the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. He was an extern for INDYCAR in 2019 and interned with Charlotte Motor Speedway's Communications Department in 2020. Besides writing the Xfinity Breakdown for Frontstretch, he also does a weekly podcast with a friend he met at the 2018 Indy 500, Rob Peeters, called the Racing with Rob and Roller podcast.